Woman found dead in Weehawken garage most likely overdosed
Marisa S. Eisen, 26, of Manalapan, who was found dead in a car parked in a garage for the Riva Pointe Condominiums in Weehawken on May 14, most likely died as a result of an accidental drug overdose, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio.
DeFazio said that based on interviews and preliminary medical reports, the death was the result of using “multiple controlled dangerous substances.”
Weehawken police initially responded to a call last week when someone said they saw a man slumped over in a car parked in the garage of the luxury condo community.
The man, Ruben Perez, 33, of Kearny was treated and released from the hospital.
Both Eisen and Perez were apparently visitors to the condos.
Military can ride ferry for free during Fleet Week
Continuing a 23-year tradition, NY Waterway is providing free commuter ferry service and sightseeing tours for all active duty military personnel and veterans during Fleet Week, May 26 to June 2.
Service men and women must present ID showing their active duty or veteran status to ride free. Reservations are recommended for sightseeing tours.
NY Waterway Tours include: the 90-Minute Skyline Cruise, departing from the West 38th Street Tours Terminal; the 90-Minute City Lights Cruise, departing from the West 38th Street Tours Terminal beginning May 29, and the Gateway to America Cruise, departing from the Battery Maritime Building next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
For schedules, prices and additional information please call 1-800-533-3779, visit www.nywaterway.com or www.facebook.com/nywaterway.
Seniors’ summer program in the Meadowlands
Cooking demonstrations, concerts, and art workshops, and nature outings are among the highlights the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) will offer this summer as part of its 2010 Senior Program.
The schedule of more than a dozen free events kicks off on Tuesday, June 8 at 1 p.m. with “New Jersey’s Wonder Fruit,” a talk and food tasting detailing the history, health benefits, and preparation of New Jersey blueberries. All events take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center, an NJMC facility operated by Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Registration for the series begins on Saturday, May 29, with early preference given to MEC Great Blue Heron members. To register online, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec and click on “Community Programs.” Then click on the registration link within the events section of the Web page. To register by phone call 201-460-8300.
Deadline to purchase chance for a ‘Fair Share’ is Drawing Near
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Hudson County is sponsoring a Super Fair Share Super Raffle Cash Raffle to support the programs and services of the agency.
Three prizes will be awarded with a first prize of 25 percent of the total amount collected; a second prize of 15 percent of the total amount collected, and a third prize of 10 percent of the total collected.
Tickets are $100 each with only a maximum 300 tickets available to be sold. The Drawing will take place on June 9. For more information or to purchase a raffle chance, please call (201) 436-2200.
Yeshiva to open in West New York According to a Jewish website, www.chabad.info, a new Yeshiva (an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts) will open in West New York for the upcoming school year.
The announcement was made on Monday but does not state where exactly in West New York the academy will be located. It said that it will be situated in a “spacious building that boasts many Shiur rooms, a dormitory, and a nice size Zal.” It is expected that the academy will be able to house hundreds of students at full capacity.
Although West New York is known for its high Cuban population, it also has a small Jewish population, and contains both a nearly 100-year-old Orthodox synagogue and a school for Jewish children.